The closest airports from Munnar are located at Kochi at a distance of 130 kilometers and Madurai at a distance of 142 kilometers.
Kochi and Kottayam are the nearest railway stations to Munnar and have a good train service.
The roads connecting Munnar are pretty well developed and connect this place to all major cities of Kerala. You can hire any local mode of transport like buses, private cabs, etc and reach here.
If you are determined to reach Munnar in record time and you are traveling in a reasonably good car, it takes about 4 hrs from Kochi which is approximately 136 km away. The Ernakulam - Munnar route extends through Thripunithra, Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, Neriamangalam, Adimali and Pallivasal.
Private and government operated (KSRTC - Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) buses are available to various locations of Kerala. Buses are the cheapest form of transport to Munnar. Regular bus services to Tamil Nadu (towns like Theni, Kumbam, Madurai and Coimbatore) are operated by Tamil Nadu and Kerala Governments.
KSRTC has a bus station at the south of the town. Town bus stand is located in the modern new bazar.
Tourist Cars, Jeeps and Auto rikshaws available for getting around. Bicycles and bikes are also available for daily rent.
Munnar has 4 major roads:
Kochi road, Thekkady road, Top Station road, Marayoor road